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Woman, 87, Crashes into City Hall

Damage could total $10,000 after Chrysler rolls up an embankment and hits the building Tuesday morning.

Laguna Niguel's brand new already needs some fixing after an 87-year-old woman smashed into the back of the building Tuesday morning.

The collision occurred after the woman's Chrysler was in a two-car crash with a 20-year-old man in a Saturn at the intersection of Alicia and Town Center Drive around 10:11 a.m., according to Lt. Jim England of the O.C. Sheriff's Department.

"We don't know if she panicked or not, but somehow she ended up a slope and hit the wall behind s," he said. "She clipped the corner of the building, and caused some structural damage."

The woman was later taken to an area hospital for minor injuries. The other driver was unhurt, England said.

Public Works Director Dave Rogers said the damage "won't be cheap or easy to fix."

He estimated the cost of repairs would run $5,000 to $10,000.

"She did some damage to the stucco, and it will take some time to repair," he said. "There are steel plates and some plaster that was damaged."

Emma Plowman July 19, 2012 at 06:23 AM
I witnessed the accident and it was one of the most bizarre and scary things I've ever seen and nearly been involved in! I didn't realize the woman was 87 but maybe that explains a lot.
Debbie L. Sklar July 19, 2012 at 05:25 PM
@Shirl: I think everyone needs to slow down!
Debbie L. Sklar July 19, 2012 at 05:25 PM
@Lucy: Agree, it's crazy out there these past few weeks.
Debbie L. Sklar July 19, 2012 at 05:26 PM
@Emma: Would like to hear your take on the accident, please reach me at debbie.sklar@patch.com
Jackson Spencer July 23, 2012 at 05:22 PM
@Emma, Can you please message me privately as well? My email is jacksonleespencer@gmail.com. Would love to hear from you!!

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